Kwun Tong station

Coordinates: 22°18′44″N 114°13′35″E / 22.3121°N 114.2265°E / 22.3121; 114.2265
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Kwun Tong

MTR MTR rapid transit station
Platforms 1 and 2 (2021)
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese
Hanyu PinyinGuāntáng
Literal meaningPondview
Standard Mandarin
Hanyu PinyinGuāntáng
Yue: Cantonese
Yale RomanizationGūntòng
General information
LocationKwun Tong Road Interchange, Kwun Tong
Kwun Tong District, Hong Kong
Coordinates22°18′44″N 114°13′35″E / 22.3121°N 114.2265°E / 22.3121; 114.2265
Operated byMTR Corporation
Line(s)Kwun Tong line
Platforms2 (1 island platform)
Structure typeElevated
Platform levels1
Other information
Station codeKWT
Opened1 October 1979; 44 years ago (1979-10-01)
Electrified1,500 V DC (Overhead line)
Preceding station MTR MTR Following station
Ngau Tau Kok
towards Whampoa
Kwun Tong line Lam Tin
Kwun Tong line
Trains after midnight
Track layout
Hoi Yuen Road
Hip Wo Street
Hong Kong MTR system map
Hong Kong MTR system map
Kwun Tong
Location within the MTR system

Kwun Tong (Chinese: 觀塘; Cantonese Yale: Gūntòng) is a station on the MTR Kwun Tong line in Hong Kong. The station was opened on 1 October 1979 as the eastern terminus of the first phase of the Kwun Tong line, until the Eastern Harbour Crossing to Quarry Bay opened on 6 August 1989. It is located in the Kwun Tong area, between Lam Tin and Ngau Tau Kok stations.

The station is elevated and open-air, unlike almost every other station on the line. Only Ngau Tau Kok and Kowloon Bay stations are like this. Due to difficulties in installing platform screen doors (PSDs) in above ground stations, the MTR decided not to install PSDs in this station, instead installing automatic platform gates (APGs) on the station's platforms in 2011.

It is located far away from most residential areas, causing many residents of Kwun Tong to take other means of transport in order to reach the station. There is a shopping centre and office tower, named apm Millennium City 5, connected to the station.

Beneath the station building is a road tunnel which diverts traffic along Kwun Tong Road from the roundabout around the station.


Kwun Tong station was opened when the Kwun Tong line was opened on 1 October 1979, and act as the terminus of the system, until Kwun Tong line was extended to Quarry Bay on 6 August 1989.

Station layout[edit]

The road tunnel built beneath Kwun Tong station

Platforms 1 and 2 share the same island platform, and it is curved, so the gap is large. Before Lam Tin station was opened, platform 1 was also used for departing westbound trains. After midnight, platform 1 is the termination platform of the Kwun Tong line, so trains can return to Kowloon Bay Depot.

Platform 1      Kwun Tong line towards Tiu Keng Leng (Lam Tin)

     Kwun Tong line termination platform→

Island platform, doors will open on the right
Platform 2      Kwun Tong line towards Whampoa (Ngau Tau Kok)
U1 Concourse Customer service, MTRshops
Hang Seng Bank, vending machines, automatic teller machines
Octopus promotion machine
G Ground level Exits
- Kwun Tong Road Tunnel



  • A1: Yue Man Square Wheelchair user access
  • A2: Millennium City 5, APM Mall Wheelchair user access
  • B1: Kwun Tong Ferry Pier Harbourfront
  • B2: Kwun Tong Plaza
  • B3: Crocodile Center
  • C1: Yuet Wah Street
  • C2: Lei Yue Mun Road
  • C3: Hip Wo Street
  • D1: Bus Terminus
  • D2: Hip Wo Street Wheelchair user access
  • D3: Hoi Yuen Road
  • D4: Kwun Tong Industrial Centre[2]



  1. ^ "Kwun Tong Station layout" (PDF). MTR Corporation. Retrieved 25 July 2014.
  2. ^ "Kwun Tong Station street map" (PDF). MTR Corporation. Retrieved 25 July 2014.